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Fast Facts: Water

  • 25% – The amount of Non-residential water used (from factories, businesses, schools, hospitals and parks) in Melbourne
  • 367 gigalitres – The estimated Victorian household water consumption was. This accounted for 8.7% of the state’s total water consumption
  • $2.73 – The estimated average price of water paid per kilolitre by Victorian households in 2014-15
  • 166 litres per day – Residential water use used per person, per day
  • 24.3% – Victoria is the second highest consumer of water, representing 24.3% of total Australian consumption
  • The Agriculture industry was the highest consumer of water in Victoria, consuming 2738 gigalitres an increase of 6.5% from 2013-14
  • 11% – The amount of Non-revenue water (not paid for by customers for firefighting or lost through water main bursts) in Melbourne
  • 426 gigalitres – Melbourne’s total water use in 2015-16

Source: South East Water, Melbourne Water, Australian Bureau of Statistics

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